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Announcement: The DASH ENSEMBLE Performs at Joyce SoHo

November 12, 2009 by  
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The DASH Ensemble

presents the World Premiere of
Sundowning
at Joyce SoHo from December 4-6, 2009

Dash Ensemble Photography by Tom CaravagliaSundowning is the debut production of the New York-based contemporary dance company, The DASH Ensemble.  The evening length work is comprised of several highly physical chapters that blur the line between the rational and psychotic mind.  The concert takes its audience through a daring display of deep connections between its characters and the connections they make within themselves through both real and imaginative circumstances.  The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night, often leading to a state of increased agitation, activity and even borderline demented behavior.  All types of agitating behaviors are forms of communication. The company uses this phenomenon as a platform to display a broad abstraction of self-realization showing that no matter how far one’s mind can take him outside the realm of what is deemed "real," a person can and will obtain a very real and tangible result in his own development.

Dancers:  Christopher Ralph, Alexandra Johnson, Jonathan Windham, Shakirah Stewart, Antonio Brown, Caitlin Fennick, Marie Doherty, and Gregory Dolbashian.  Musician: Sam Rivers.  Lighting Design by Burke Wilmore.

Real Friends, Real Pros, Real Dancers . . . Only on iDANZ.  Join Today! The DASH Ensemble is a diverse company of dance artists with a shared commitment to expanding physical and theatrical boundaries of contemporary dance in the twenty-first century, while exploring and challenging the potential of individual artistic realization of new movement expressions, within a group guided and founded by artistic director Gregory Dolbashian. 


Born and raised in New York City, Gregory Dolbashian (Choreographer) received his training at the Alvin Ailey School on a fellowship scholarship and then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory were he studied composition with Kazuko Hirabayashi. Since then he as gone on to dance and choreograph with a variety of artists, performing withPatrick Corbin, Nelly van Bommel, Sylvain Emard, and The Chicago Ballet. He was resident choreographer for both Chicago Ballet’s spring season in 2008 and CorbinDances in 2007. He was selected as one of four emerging choreographers in the Springboard Montreal intensive run by Julliard’s Alexandra Wells, where he created and premiered his first international work. Gregory’s work has been presented in New York at the Reverb Festival at the Alvin Ailey Theatre, SummerDanz at Dance Theater Work Shop, Symphony Space and at the Gershwin Hotel.  The company will next appear in January 2010 on the program of Dance Gotham at the Skirball Center.
Gregory Dolbashian is supported by the Emerging Artist Mentorship program of Gotham Arts Exchange, made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through funds distributed by the National Endowment of the Arts.

These performances were made possible, in part by, The Joyce Theater Foundation, which owns and operates Joyce SoHo.

The DASH Ensemble
Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer (between Houston and Prince Streets), NYC
December 4-6, 2009
Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 at 8pm; December 6, 2009 at 3pm
Tickets $20 ($15 for students/seniors/DancePass)
Tickets can be purchased at
www.joyce.org or by phone at (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111
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